Furious Love: Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, and the Marriage of the Century

Sam Kashner (Author) Nancy Schoenberger (Author)


From veteran entertainment reporter Sam Kashner and biographer Nancy Schoenberger comes the definitive account of the greatest Hollywood love story ever told the romance of Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton. Kashner has interviewed Elizabeth Taylor numerous times and is the only journalist given access to her extensive collection of personal letters and journals, and he and Schoenberger have also interviewed the Burton family at length, including Burton s actress daughter Kate. This is truly an authorized and singularly informed biography of these two larger-than-life stars, and of their glamorous, volatile, and audacious relationship."

Product Details

$16.99  $15.63
Harper Perennial
Publish Date
April 19, 2011
5.9 X 1.7 X 8.9 inches | 1.4 pounds

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About the Author

Sam Kashner writes for GQ and Vanity Fair and is the author of the novel Sinatraland and other nonfiction books on Hollywood.

Poet and biographer Nancy Schoenberger is the author of Dangerous Muse: The Life of Lady Caroline Blackwood. She directs the Creative Writing Program at the College of William and Mary.


"Exciting and well-written, fast-paced yet containing a wealth of information, Furious Love is a fine read."--Patricia Bosworth, author of Marlon Brando: A Biography
"[An] unfailingly respectful and journalistically honest chronicle. . . . Where this book breaks ground is in its ability to humanize these colossal celebs. . . . Reads like a Shakespearean drama."--USA Today
"[Furious Love] is fascinating, heartbreaking, and romantic."--Kate Walsh
"Long before there was Brangelina, the high-wire romance between Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton rocked the world. In Furious Love, Sam Kashner and Nancy Schoenberger provide dramatic historical insights into Hollywood's stormiest, up-and-down relationship. Every page is riveting. A hit book for sure!"--Douglas Brinkley
"[A] five-alarm blaze of a biography that enthralls like an Olympian epic. . . . The authors make an excellent case that each deepened the other's craft. . . . A vivid portrait of this...two-career marriage on steroids."--Philadelphia Inquirer
"[An] entertaining, blow-by-blow account of the life and times of an epic Hollywood couple... There is no shortage of saucy anecdotes in Furious Love..."--Wall Street Journal
"I fell for Furious Love, hook, line and sinker... Ultimately Furious Love is utterly persuasive on the ineffable force of 'the most notorious, publicized, celebrated, and vilified love affair of its day, ' offering a powerful portrait of the ecstasies and travails of overreaching passion and crippled psyches..."--Boston Globe
"An indulgent, plenty-of-fun book...the authors make shrewd observations...juicy...a good beach book."--New York Times Book Review